In a few short days we'll be seeing all of you in sunny San Diego for BlogHer ’11. This year we're introducing the first ever Evening at the Expo on Thursday August 4th from 6-8PM.
We actually created this evening in response to the pleas of attendees who really wanted to check out the Expo, but didn't want to miss out on sessions to do so. So we created this two-hour slot when nothing else is going on, where our attention can be dedicated solely to checking out the almost 100 exhibitors!
Every year BlogHer conference attendees ask what to expect during conference sessions. Sometimes because for many attendees, BlogHer is their first conference, but also because BlogHer events tend to be a little different than traditional conferences and seminars that many of our attendees have experienced. Our session format is typically very interactive, and our moderators hold different roles than some expect. Let me break it down:
This year, we have added a new track of programming to the schedule, comprised of sessions brought to you by our sponsors. While we have, for years, eschewed a "pay for play" approach to session programming, and have therefore avoided pitching or "shilling" from the BlogHer stage, we also know that the top companies in the world sponsor BlogHer...and that top companies often are doing top research and can share top insights....more
So, it's been a while since we've done an extensive BlogHer Handmade update, and in that time a LOT has been cooking. Before we get to the final crazy days before BlogHer '11, it seemed like a good time to get you all worked up about one of our new conferences for 2011: BlogHer Handmade '11, produced in conjunction with The Creative Connection....more
Today we are pleased to announce a new BlogHer offering called The BlogHer Pathfinder Day.Taking place on Thursday, August 4th, the day before the full BlogHer '11 conference starts, Pathfinder Day was created to to help answer an ongoing, consistent question that we, as bloggers, often face: Where do I go from here?...more
Have you checked out the BlogHer Food '11 Agenda page lately? if you have, you may have noticed that suddenly it is chock full of interesting, educational and yummy-sounding content! Thanks to an incredibly responsive and eager community, we had an embarrassment of riches to choose from. It almost felt decadent to savor all the ideas and proposals you all submitted! So, please go check out the full agenda, and get a load of the programming that includes gems like:...more
Today we are proud to announce the BlogHer '11 International Activist BlogHer scholarship program and invite you to submit yourself or your favorite international activist BlogHer for consideration for this scholarship....more
This week, the inaugural BlogHer|bet Conference is happening. The "bet" stands for "Business, Entrepreneurism, Technology," and the conference targets women who have a big idea in tech or media and want to take it to the next level....more
Please submit panel ideas that could fit into one of the following tracks: 1) Content and Community Building, including topics such as how to engage your readers, how to build a community of other bloggers, blogging etiquette and ethics; 2) Traffic Building: focusing on using technology to build traffic -- everything from SEO to social media distribution; 3) Monetization: anything you need to know to turn your avocation or hobby into an income stream.